Can any attorney handle my disability claim?
Although any attorney can handle your disability case, not all attorneys will handle your case well. The Social Security guidelines and laws are complicated and it is important to hire an attorney with extensive experience handling Social Security Disability and SSI cases. It takes approximately 18 months to 2 years to get through the process, have a hearing and get a decision. If you do decide to hire an attorney the most important thing to consider is that attorney’s experience handling cases in your area. Again, while there is no requirement to have an attorney represent you in your case hiring a local, experienced attorney can certainly improve your odds of being successful.